Tag: covid
Macedonia 19.04.21 | 11:32

Military historian Aleksandar Stojcev died of Covid-19

Historian Aleksandar Stojcev died aged 46 from the coronavirus infection. Stojcev was a well regarded military historian and director of the Military Museum, while teaching history at the Military Academy in Skopje. He also taught at the Goce Delcev University in Stip and the Ss. Cyril and Methodius...

Macedonia 13.04.21 | 16:37

Political prisoner Mitko Cavkov hospitalized with low oxygen saturation levels

Former Interior Minister Mitko Cavkov, who was sentenced by the Zaev regime to 18 years in prison in the large, politically motivated April 27 trial, was admitted to a clinic in Skopje this afternoon. Cavkov contracted Covid-19 while imprisoned in the Stip prison, and was hospitalized with low oxygen...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 14:51

19 year old girl died of likely coronavirus infection in Bitola

A 19 year old girl from Bitola who had Down Syndrome died of Covid-19. Bitola hospital director Biljana Gagacovska said that the girl was brought to the hospital in exceptionally bad condition and died only several hours after she was admitted. She will not be counted among the Covid-19 patients because...

Macedonia Sport 31.03.21 | 23:33

Macedonian coach Angelovski dedicates the win against Germany to his wife, who just got out of a difficult bout of Covid-19

Macedonian football team coach Igor Angelovski dedicated the spectacular win against Germany to his wife Tanja, who had a difficult fight with Covid-19, and to their three children. I want to dedicate the win to my wife. Until recently she fought hard against Covid-19 with serious symptoms. She only...

Macedonia 24.03.21 | 22:22

Doctor Sofijanova: We have greater spread among children with the new corona strain

Doctor Aspazija Sofijanova, who heads the Children’s Clinic in Skopje, warned that the current strain of the coronavirus is attacking children at a much greater degree than the previous strains. We need to focus on the children now. We reorganized and our third floor and some of the fourth floor...

Macedonia 23.01.21 | 22:18

Ministry of Health denies reports of illegal covid vaccination in the country

The Ministry of Health issued a statement regarding the reports of vaccines arriving in the country illegally, saying that the largest opposition party in the country in the period of introducing COVID vaccination, spreads fake news and manipulates the public by taking out of context a statement by the...

Macedonia 20.01.21 | 20:13

Protest at one of the main Covid hospitals

Staff at the 8th of September hospital in Skopje held a strike in front of the office of hospital manager Hristijan Kostov, objecting to poor working conditions in Macedonia’s frontline Covid-19 hospital. Employees protested problems such as insufficient supplies of simple disinfectants and gloves,...

Macedonia 01.12.20 | 10:08

Skopje Deputy Mayor Enver Maliqi dies of Covid-19

Businessman and deputy Mayor of Skopje Enver Maliqi died of Covid-19. жThe owner of the large Gemak trade company, which deals with alcohol import and real-estate was appointed deputy to Mayor Petre Silegov after the 2017 elections. Maliqi was hospitalized for a different illness at a private clinic...

Macedonia 07.11.20 | 13:49

Patient who begged for donations to go to a private clinic dies of Covid-19; doctors admit they were not prepared to treat him

Doctors and nurses at the Tuberculosis center in Skopje, where patient Jugoslav Nikolic died after making dramatic appeals for funds and help, have confirmed to the press that they are not qualified and prepared to care for serious Covid-19 cases. Nikolic sent out appeals over his Facebook account, begging...

Macedonia 05.11.20 | 13:04

Disaster in the making: Minister Filipce still intends to send Covid-19 patients to the Neurology Clinic

Despite dire warnings from the Neurology Clinic in Skopje’s Mother Teresa complex, it is still being prepared to admit Covid-19 patients. The moves is part of Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce’s idea to add Covid wards to many of the clinics in this complex. More clinics in Skopje being...

Macedonia 14.10.20 | 21:56

Young Covid ward head dies after traffic accident in Skopje

Doctor Trajce Neskovski (32), a young pulmonologist who lead the Covid-19 center at the Kozle children’s hospital, died after a traffic accident today. The clinic was converted into a Covid-19 hospital to help the other two frontline clinics in Skopje cope with the epidemic. Neskovski apparently...

Macedonia 11.10.20 | 18:59

Even with a greatly reduced number of tests, almost 400 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed in the past 24 hours

Even with a greatly reduced number of tests (1,648) compared to yesterday (2,464), the number of newly diagnosed coronavirus patients remained just below 400. A total of 383 tests came back as positive, indicating that the major spike in new cases is nowhere near its plateau. The Healthcare Ministry...

Macedonia 09.10.20 | 10:57

NATO will give 1.4 million EUR in coronavirus aid to Macedonia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pledged 1.4 million EUR in support for Macedonia to combat the coronavirus epidemic. The gesture was announced during the visit by Prime Minister Zoran Zaev to Brussels, on his first official trip in his second term. Zaev and Defense Minister Radmila Sekerinska...

Macedonia 02.09.20 | 17:04

Two deaths and 145 newly infected patients over the past 24 hours

Two patients died of Covid-19 and 145 citizens were newly diagnosed with the infection over the past 24 hours. The Healthcare Ministry informed that the deceased patients are from Debar (67) and Struga (48). Their deaths bring the total death toll of the epidemic to 606. The 145 newly infected cases...

Balkans 08.07.20 | 09:42

Return of Covid curfew sparks protest in Belgrade

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s announcement of a weekend curfew because of the deteriorating epidemiological situation in the country sparked a protest in Belgrade on Tuesday night, with a group of demonstrators breaking into parliament. Around 1,000 people gathered in front of the legislature...

Macedonia 01.06.20 | 12:23

Kanal 5 TV reports there are six Covid-19 deaths – the highest single day death toll so far

Kanal 5 TV reports that there were six deaths and as many as 90 newly diagnosed Covid-19 cases reported over the past 24 hours. If confirmed, this would mark the worst single day death toll yet, and also one of the worst days by new infections for the duration of the epidemic. What most worrying is that...